Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Last Mango in Texas by Ray Blackston

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Last Mango in Texas

FaithWords (March 13, 2009)


Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of his church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his seven-year-old nephew, Action Jackson, in T-Ball.

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Product Details:

List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (March 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446579610
ISBN-13: 978-0446579612


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This is starting to sound so old, but . . . I'm not done with this book, yet. Sigh. I read Blackston's first two books, though, and I like his writing. I'm simply not far into the book because I still can't seem to talk myself into reading. What little I've read has been typical Blackston -- a tiny bit forced but good characters and interesting scenes. When I catch up (feel free to pray for my soupy brain to solidify and resume functioning) I shall post a link back to the preview chapter.


  1. I loved his first series too. This one was okay for me. It is still cute and quirky and a little funny though. :)

  2. Brittanie,

    I really enjoyed those first two books. I still have Lost in Rooville to read. I'm finding this book a little baffling -- not quite sure where he's headed, I guess. But, I do care enough to continue. I'm reading hardly anything at all. This past two weeks I've been in a reading black hole.


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